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Rumours

Natural gas price hike denied after rumours spark panic buying

Authorities denied rumours of a nationwide hike in natural gas prices after long queues were seen outside natural gas selling stations in a number of cities across China.

Wednesday, 27 March, 2013, 8:28pm 1 comment

Twitter user alleged to be behind Chavez rumours has home raided

Venezuelan intelligence officers have raided the home of a Twitter user suspected of spreading rumours about the health of President Hugo Chavez.

The alleged microblogger, Federico Medina Ravell, is the cousin of a prominent opposition figure, prompting concerns that a lengthy "information war" between the government and its opponents could be escalating.

10 Jan 2013 - 5:09am

Briefs, December 27, 2012

Myanmar's president has voiced rare public criticism of his government, saying rampant corruption, bribery and inefficiency were getting in the way of the country's much-touted reform process. 

27 Dec 2012 - 3:36am

1,000 'Doomsday cult' members arrested on mainland

Mainland police have arrested nearly 1,000 people in the crackdown on a Christian sect that spread doomsday rumours and targeted communist rule, state media said ahead of the supposedly Mayan-foretold apocalypse.

21 Dec 2012 - 4:54am 1 comment

In China, panic buyers prepare for the end of the world

Candles are suddenly a hot commodity in Longchang county, Neijiang city.

Panic buyers seeking candles and matches have been flowing into Luo Huanlin's small grocery near the county government headquarters ever since a rumour began circulating that a three-day blackout would strike on December 21, the date on which some people believe the world will end.

14 Dec 2012 - 9:50am